Global Action Plan

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Integrated Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia and Diarrhoea (GAPPD), a global plan published in 2013 by UNICEF and WHO, represents the first-ever simultaneous effort to protect children from pneumonia and diarrhoea, the two leading killer diseases of children less than five years old.

Designed to inform global and national programs and policies, the GAPPD provides a framework to protect children, prevent disease, and treat children who do become sick using proven interventions that have already contributed to major reductions in child deaths.

The NGO community issued a statement of support for the GAPPD and pledged to begin immediately working with national governments, donors, multilateral institutions, the private sector and other partners to make the global framework a reality in the countries and communities hardest hit.

On the menu of links to your left, you will find several materials to assist global and national advocacy and communication about the GAPPD, including:

-- Press release

-- Comments from a wide range of leaders and experts in global health and development

-- NGO communty statement of support

-- GAPPD report, summary, and quick facts on pneumonia and diarrhoea

-- Advocacy toolkit for national advocacy efforts to promote GAPPD implementation

If you have questions about these materials, please contact Hope Randall at